oh no! more quotations!

Find out who you are. Then do it on purpose. ~Dolly Parton

It takes at least five years of rigorous training to be spontaneous.  ~Martha Graham

Make ’em laugh, make ’em cry, make ’em wait.  ~Wilkie Collins

You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’ ~George Bernard Shaw

‎If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased. ~Katharine Hepburn

You have to capture the reader on the first page with an unusual and tension-filled moment. Good writing without tension doesn’t make a novel. It’s all about structure (emphasis added). ~Kaylie Jones

‎I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true – hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it. ~Ray Bradbury

There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is; nor how valuable it is; nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open…No artist is pleased… There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction; a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.  ~Martha Graham

The good of man is a working of the soul in the way of excellence in a complete life… for as it is not one swallow or one fine day that makes a spring, so it is not one day or a short time that makes a man blessed and happy. ~Aristotle

We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence then is not an act, but a habit. ~Will Durant

and the one that pertains to that upon which I constantly, consistently harp

A story has a beginning, a muddle, and an end.  ~Philip Larkin

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